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Thursday, June 3 2010

Ending the Exceptional: Convention Defiance in Dennis Hopper’s 'Easy Rider'

Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider not only defied cinematic and social conventions upon its release in 1969, but also the very idea of American exceptionalism.


Monday, May 31 2010

'Easy Rider': Dennis Hopper Explains America

Anticipating everything from the Kent State killings to the Branch Davidian siege, Easy Rider distills just how deeply freedom and authority are fundamentally antagonists in America. Sadly, especially in America.


Columns

Thursday, February 10 2011

'America Lost and Found: The BBS Story': A Cinematic Open Road

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story leaves no doubt that BBS Productions was one of the most important players in a cinematic revolution. These seven films make a case for keeping the canvas wide and the road open.


Reviews

Sunday, November 22 2009

Easy Rider 40th Anniversary

This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.


Blogs

Saturday, May 29 2010

Fire Out of a Monkey's Head: Dennis Hopper (1936 - 2010)

Dennis Hopper died as he lived - confronting the norm, pushing the envelope, unearthing the new and undiscovered - and sometime, paying the price for same.


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